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A state appeals court Friday upheld an involuntary manslaughter conviction against Johannes Mehserle, a former San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer who shot and killed 22-year-old Oscar Grant in Oakland.

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San Francisco's rapid rail gets $900 million for Silicon Valley extensionupdated: Wed Mar 14 2012 11:23:00

The Federal Transit Administration will provide $900 million to extend San Francisco's rapid transit rail line from the Bay Area into the fast-growing Silicon Valley, the Department of Transportation announced Monday.

Bay Area transit officers cleared in civil rights trialupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 20:55:00

A federal jury on Thursday found in favor of five San Francisco Bay Area transit police officers -- including one convicted in a high-profile shooting -- accused of violating a man's civil rights during a 2008 altercation.

Bay Area transit system proposes new policy on cell service cutsupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 16:22:00

A new policy proposed Wednesday by the Bay Area Rapid Transit system would allow disruptions of cellular phone service for commuters only when there is a threat to human safety or possible widespread disruption of service.

2 arrested in latest Bay Area transit protestsupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 02:05:00

Police arrested two people Monday night in the latest round of protests in San Francisco against the Bay Area Rapid Transit system and its policies.

Bay Area transit board agrees to make policy on cell-phone blackoutsupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 17:13:00

San Francisco's transit system board agreed Wednesday to put together a formal policy on when cell-phone service can be cut off to commuters, in response to widespread complaints and recent protests.

Protests lead to temporary closings of Bay Area train stationsupdated: Mon Aug 22 2011 21:50:00

Police alternately closed and reopened commuter train stations in downtown San Francisco Monday after demonstrators gathered to protest recent shootings by the train system's police officers.

Bay Area transit system sets meeting about cutting off cell serviceupdated: Sat Aug 20 2011 22:16:00

Board members of San Francisco's rapid transit system will convene a special meeting next week to discuss the controversial decision this month to cut off cell service in selected stations.

San Francisco's BART transit system has a website hacked for 2nd timeupdated: Thu Aug 18 2011 05:54:00

A hacker publicly posted Wednesday the home addresses and other information of all 102 police officers with San Francisco's Bay Area Transit system, the second hacking incident against one of its websites since Sunday, a spokesman said.

What it means to be a 'hacker'updated: Thu Aug 18 2011 05:54:00

A self-proclaimed hacker shares his story and reflects on the meaning of the term. CNN's Dan Simon reports.

Hackers target San Francisco transitupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 10:52:00

The hacking group "Anonymous" took credit for an online attack targeting San Francisco's embattled transit system.

Hackers target San Francisco's rapid transit systemupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 10:52:00

Members of a well-known hacking group -- according to a statement and Twitter messages -- took credit Sunday for an online attack targeting San Francisco's embattled transit system.

BART reopens stations after protest threat fadesupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 05:40:00

Transit officials in San Francisco reopened all downtown subway stations Monday evening after successively opening and closing them to stem the threat of spreading protests.

Protests disrupt Bay Area transitupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 05:40:00

Hundreds gathered at several San Francisco BART stations to protest officials shutting down cell phone service.

Protester climbs on top of BART trainupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 10:12:00

Protesters close a San Francisco subway station, angry about a transit police officer shooting a man. KTVU reports.

Protesters angry about police shooting shut down S.F. subway stopupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 10:12:00

Protesters shut down a San Francisco subway station Monday, angry about a transit police officer shooting a drunk man at a station earlier this month.

2010: BART officer's sentence protestedupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 07:56:00

A 2-year sentence for a BART officer convicted of manslaughter brings protesters to the streets of Oakland, California.

Oakland police move to stop march protesting sentenceupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 22:54:00

Oakland, California, police Friday moved to stop unruly marchers upset at a two-year sentence for a former transit police officer convicted in the killing of an unarmed man, the chief said.

Opposing sides rally in transit shooting caseupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 21:46:00

Dueling rallies took place Monday involving a former Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed passenger.

Man killed during confrontation with Oakland police, BART officersupdated: Sun Jul 18 2010 11:51:00

A man was shot and killed Saturday in Oakland, California, during a confrontation with Bay Area Rapid Transit officers and Oakland police, police spokesman Jeff Thomason said.

Oakland police shoot armed suspectupdated: Sun Jul 18 2010 11:51:00

Oakland police say several attemps to subdue a knife-weilding man with a Tazer failed.

Verdict near for racially charged trialupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 06:59:00

Oakland prepares for expected protests in the case against a white BART officer accused of killing an unarmed black man.

Jury deliberations continue in Oakland murder trialupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 06:59:00

The fate of a former police officer could be decided Wednesday as a jury resumes deliberations in a racially charged California trial.

Jury deliberations postponed in racially charged murder trialupdated: Tue Jul 06 2010 14:32:00

Jury deliberations in a racially charged murder trial of a white former transit police officer accused of killing an unarmed black man al in Oakland, California, were postponed Tuesday because of a sick juror.

Shooting on rail platformupdated: Fri Jul 02 2010 20:18:00

Amateur video shows Bay Area Rapid Transit police subduing Oscar Grant just before he was shot in 2009. (No audio.)

Jury deliberations to continue next week in Oakland murder trialupdated: Fri Jul 02 2010 20:18:00

Jurors wrapped up deliberations Friday and will continue next week in the racially charged murder trial of a white former police officer in Oakland, California, accused of killing an unarmed black man.

Former transit officer goes on trial for fatal shooting of unarmed manupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 08:43:00

Jury selection begins Wednesday in the case of former Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Johannes Mehserle who is accused of fatally shooting an unarmed man on a California train platform on New Year's Day last year.

BART shooting settlementupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 10:37:00

A five-year-old girl who lost her father in a California subway shooting will get a $1.5 million settlement.

Transit system to pay $1.5 million over fatal shootingupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 10:37:00

Officials have agreed to pay $1.5 million to the daughter of a man fatally shot in the back by a transit police officer on New Year's Day 2009 in Oakland, California.

BART police probe scuffle with passenger, seek videoupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 11:21:00

Police from California's Bay Area Rapid Transit system have begun questioning witnesses to a confrontation that led to a BART police officer shoving an unruly man into a glass window, a top official said Monday.

Scuffle injures officer, riderupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 11:21:00

CNN's Don Lemon talks with spokesman Linton Johnson about a scuffle between a police officer and a passenger in West Oakland, California.

BART officer, passenger injured in scuffle caught on videoupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 12:11:00

An Oakland, California-area transit police officer was captured on video forcing an unruly man into a heavy-duty glass window, which shattered, during an arrest at a passenger station.

Big cities prove apt for appsupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 09:22:00

It's a good time to have an iPhone, be moderately geeky and live in New York.

Cracked Bay Bridge on the mendupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 21:53:00

Authorities are taking steps to prevent the San Francisco Bay Bridge from failing after discovering a crack.

Bay Bridge repairs will go into weekendupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 21:53:00

Repair work on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will continue nonstop into the weekend and the bridge may reopen Monday, but officials were making no promises Friday.

Bay Bridge fix expected Friday morningupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 23:22:00

Repairs on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge should be complete by Friday morning, three days after pieces of steel from the bridge fell onto the structure's roadway, a top transportation official said Thursday.

Bay Bridge closure threatens to snarl traffic at least one more dayupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 21:35:00

Officials warned Wednesday that the bridge linking the California cities of San Francisco and Oakland will likely remain closed Thursday morning, promising more delays for Bay Area commuters.

Obama, race and my arrestupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 07:42:00

President Obama expressed what many Americans feel regarding the recent arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis "Skip" Gates -- that the Cambridge, Massachusetts, police responded "stupidly."

Commentary: Obama, race and my arrestupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 14:34:00

President Obama expressed what many Americans feel regarding the recent arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis "Skip" Gates -- that the Cambridge, Massachusetts, police responded "stupidly."

$50 million lawsuit filed in BART shooting caseupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 04:29:00

The family of a man slain by a former transit police officer filed a $50 million lawsuit Monday against officers involved in the New Year's Day shooting, the family's attorney told CNN affiliate KTVU.

Cops: FBI investigating Oakland police commanderupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 19:55:00

The FBI has opened an investigation into an undisclosed incident from 2000 involving an Oakland Police Department commander, a department spokesman said Friday.

Ex-officer pleads not guilty in BART shootingupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 01:42:00

A former police officer for the Bay Area transit system pleaded not guilty Thursday in the New Year's Day shooting of a passenger at an Oakland rail station.

Oakland police vs. riotersupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 01:42:00

Police in Oakland, California, try to control riots sparked by a transit officer's shooting of an unarmed suspect.

Ex-officer arrested in BART caseupdated: Wed Jan 14 2009 22:59:00

The former police officer accused of shooting an unarmed suspect at a commuter train station has been arrested.

Lawyer: Ex-BART officer went to Nevada after death threatsupdated: Wed Jan 14 2009 22:59:00

The former transit police officer accused of shooting an unarmed man at a California train station went to Nevada with his family "to clear his mind" after receiving death threats, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Protests turn violentupdated: Fri Jan 09 2009 13:03:00

Protests over the shooting of a man killed at a BART station in California turned violent.

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